And the Winner is ... System M!

And the Winner is ... System M!

Heat pump from Kulmbach wins the renowned design award.

The German Design Award 2018 has been awarded to the new heat pump generation System M from Glen Dimplex Thermal Solutions (GDTS).

Kulmbach / Oberfranken – The modular heat pump system System M has been awarded the German Design Award 2018 in the “Energy” category. The internationally renowned prize is awarded every year to honour outstanding product design by the “German Design Council” foundation launched in 1953 at the initiative of the FRG. In this year’s competition, Glen Dimplex Thermal Solutions (GDTS) triumphed against around 2000 nominees – proving that System M is a real innovation! This new generation of heat pump combines high quality design with innovative technology for the first time. The result: System M is attractive, small and also extremely quiet.


Design meets efficiency

“We are extremely proud that System M impressed in the German Design Award”, states Henrik Rutenbeck, Chief Marketing Officer at GDTS in response to the award. “It was clearly the right decision to develop a heat pump that is not only radically efficient, but also radically aesthetic.”

The first heating system offering the perfect interplay between aesthetics and performance was designed with challenging aspirations and freely based on the concept of the German product design Dieter Rams: minimalistic, subtle, honest and innovative. The result is a timeless design with clear lines. And radically small installation space.

The indoor unit measuring 60 x 60 centimetres takes up less space than any other heat pump and no more than a washing machine. With an installation space of just 60 x 50 x 87 centimetres, System M is the smallest heat pump on the market outside too. It can also be adapted to the individual furnishing and architectural style: From real wood to exposed concrete look, a variety of panellings are available and all come in 1,625 RAL colours.

But System M doesn’t just look good, it impresses on the inside too. Intelligent control technology ensures that heating and cooling always take place automatically and as efficiently as possible. Skilled tradesmen and installers benefit from the quick and easy commissioning. And house builders are also happy, because System M is simple and intuitive to use – whether via touch display on the device itself or via the Smart Room Heating app on the smart device. This radically simple design also received the German Brand Award 2018 in the “Connectivity” category at the start of the year. To ensure that System M is attractive to as many users as possible – from a small single family home to a large villa – different configurations are available between 4 and 16 kW. Also available with inverter technology on request for connectible heat output or with connections for photovoltaics or solar thermal systems. Simply the perfect system for every requirement.

About the Glen Dimplex Group and Glen Dimplex Thermal Solutions

Founded in 1973, Glen Dimplex is an international company group and a leading manufacturer of electric heating systems in the world. Glen Dimplex also occupies major market shares in the field of household appliances and solutions for cooling, heating and ventilation, as well as for using renewable energies. With the Glen Dimplex Thermal Solutions (GDTS) division, Glen Dimplex is concentrating its expertise in cooling, heating and ventilation and bundling its brands Dimplex, Riedel and Koolant Koolers under one strong roof. With the future-orientated portfolio offered by its brands and the sustainable technology, Glen Dimplex Group is perfectly prepared for the market requirements of tomorrow.


Thorsten Bald, Director Strategic Marketing, Design & Brand
Email:, Tel: +49 9221 709 297

Inga Bollow, Senior Marketing Manager
Email:, Tel: +49 9221 709 8088